If there is a tie between two teams (two teams with identical records), the tie-breaker is the score of the game played between the two teams (head-to-head result).
If there is a three-way tie, and no clear victor can be determined on head-to-head competition, then: The total number of runs given up, divided by the number of innings played on defense, is computed for each of the three teams involved in the tie. The ONE team with the lowest "run differential" advances. The second team to advance would be based on the "head-to-head" result between the two remaining teams (see previous paragraph). Note: If a team only plays part of a half-inning on defense before a game is ended, that will count as a full half-inning for the purposes of computing the run differential.
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